Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was at Stamford Bridge last night to watch the Blues’ 3-3 draw against Roma.
The Italian had been suggested by the Times as a possible replacement for current boss Antonio Conte after reports the former Juve and Italy coach was unsettled in England. Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport however report that interest in Ancelotti comes from much further afield.
Croatia have reportedly been in contact with the former Real Madrid boss. The country’s FA sacked Ante Cacic on the eve of Croatia’s last qualifying match against Ukraine, and appointed Zlatko Dalic to preside over a 2-0 victory. They were however already condemned to finishing second behind Iceland, and will now face Greece in the play-offs for a place at next year’s World Cup.
Dalic is expected to stay in charge for the two play-off ties but if they do qualify, the Croatian FA are reportedly considering Ancelotti as a possible candidate to manage the side at the World Cup.
The Italian, who was sacked by Bayern Munich earlier this month, has also been linked with the managerial positions at two of his former clubs, AC Milan and Juventus.